Spencer Fullerton Baird: Pioneer American Naturalist

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Summary

Details Spencer Fullerton Baird's youth, early natural history collecting, education at Dickinson College, correspondence with other naturalists, career as Assistant Secretary and Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution and role in founding the United States Fish Commission.

Subject

  • Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887
  • Dickinson College
  • United States Fish Commission
  • Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian

Category

Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

Notes

Journal of the Friends of the Dickinson College Library

Contained within

John & Mary's Journal Vol. 9 (Journal)

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

Winter 1984

Topic

  • Animals
  • American science
  • Natural History
  • Secretaries
  • Birds
  • Biography
  • Natural history
  • Ornithology

Physical description

pp. 11-21

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